ComputerScienceFilter: What algorithms or existing programs out there are good for searching files with conversation? Say I had the transcripts of every single AOL chatroom conversation. What algorithm would find dialogs about oranges if I searched for "oranges" and rank them according to relevance?
How can I search for specific strings of text within multiple individual text files in Mac OSX 10.4? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some easy HTML editing and uploading tools for a mac? (ftp, text editor) [more inside]
I'm looking for a method or application that will create a list of unique words in a large text document (a Word document, currently, but can be changed to accommodate another format). [more inside]
MSWord Filter: Why is Word eating my documents? [more inside]
MS Excel help, please. I'm creating a multi-sheet workbook, and cells on one sheet will contain the same text as cells on another sheet. Is there a way I can avoid having to enter the text on each sheet? Is there a function that will automatically copy text from a cell on one sheet to a cell on another sheet?
Are there any software packages or toolkits (preferably open source) available that allow me to automatically extract graphical content (such as pictures, diagrams, graphs, etc.) from batches of PDFs? [more inside]
I would like to automatically generate hypertext links from a list of text. Ideally this would mean pasting a series of comma separated words into some online tool and having the system turn each word into a relevant google/wikipedia link... Does anyone know any sites/tools that will do this? [more inside]
Which programming language can I learn relatively quickly for simple interpretation and manipulation of text files on my Windows box? [more inside]
Like most of you, I do a lot of reading online, but notice that some websites default the font size to a teeny, weeny size. I'd like to read these sites at a larger font size, but when I change the default in FF, from say 16 to 18, some pages don't display optimally (text is cut off by images, I need to scroll right to read, etc.) I believe GreaseMonkey can fix this so that the pages will read better at a larger size, but that's just a guess and I'm not sure how to use it. Any tutorials out there?
Is it possible to get Macbooks to display in portrait mode? [more inside]
What is the best / cheapest / most reliable Email to SMS service? I want to find out when certain people email me (friends, family, work colleagues), ignoring the spam or the newletters. [more inside]
How can I convert a Dynatext book (with SGML exporting capabilities) to something that can be viewed on a web server ? [more inside]
Help! Opening any text messages or emails displays a blank white screen on my Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) Windows Mobile 5 smartphone. [more inside]
How can I extract relevant terms from big chunks of text in a similar style to the Yahoo Term Extraction API? [more inside]
How can I find real Java software for a Motorola SLVR L7? I've only ever seen stupid games. I need a PDF reader, a text editor, and a French-English dictionary, or else dictd and a dict client. [more inside]
How can I submit my own text, have it cut up, and use it as a typing test? [more inside]
How can I automatically grab the text (not code) off of a bunch of .htm files? [more inside]
My wife is working very difficult and stressful night shifts for the next few weeks. To help her keep from becoming emotionally overwhelmed, I like to send her jokes to her text pager. It's quickly become hard to find quality jokes that are short enough, though. Little help? [more inside]
What word processing program will allow most easily allow me to do unusual things with form--with the way text appears on the page? [more inside]
I'm attempting to transcribe some scanned documents. The quality of the .pdf files is low. Is there a way to play around with the images in order to help me make out the mangled words? [more inside]
Why are the spines of French paperback books upside down? [more inside]
I'm trying to create a Flash application that will accept user-inputted text, then turn it into cheesy computer-generated speech. I'm hoping there's a Flash library or pre-built application that does this, but I haven't been able to find such a thing. I would prefer the final app be in Flash, but I am open to other solutions. Cost not an issue.
Coding question: What is the best/easiest way to preserve typographical formatting (like nbsp's, line breaks) of pasted text that will be stored in a database and later displayed in boxes of arbitrary size? [more inside]
Regex experts: I need a regular expression to help trim some lines in a text file. I haven't done regex in some time and I'm not having any luck with this. Hope it'll be easy for a wiz. [more inside]
What is the fastest way to trasfer some pages from an old physical book to a searchable computer text file?
What is the fastest way to trasfer pages from an old physical book to a searchable computer text file? [more inside]
I want to create a web application in which the user enters text into a field and clicks on a submit button, and the text is then altered based on a set of conditions and given back to the user. What's the easiest way of doing this? I have a vague idea that I should use Perl and CGI. I don't know Perl or CGI, but I do know a bit of Java, a bit about servlets and JSPs, some Visual Basic, and quite a bit about http. [more inside]
Do any United States credit cards/banks send text alerts when transactions take place? I am looking for one that will send me a text alert when something is charged or withdrawn from my accounts. Are any online banks especially savvy and up to date on such things (even if they don't offer text)? [more inside]
Is there a firefox plugin that will allow me to search ALL text on a webpage including dropdown menus and otherwise unsearchable fields? [more inside]
Access Field question: On a linked ODBC table, I have part number information in a MEMO field, in this format: xx-xxx-xxxx. I would like to make this a TEXT field so that I can link it to another ITEM field that is associated with cost data. How can I do this in a query? Thanks
Best way to rotate an image or text into 3d space? [more inside]
How can I convert few lines of text to a png or gif image? (With perl/python/ruby). Need it for a web-site to make text not copy-able.
Trying to open a 200MB .txt file on my Win2KPro machine, and all I get is hard drive spinning, CPU cycling, but nothing opening... [more inside]
Please help me translate from English to Latin. [more inside]
I want to limit the number of lines that users can input in a printable pdf form text field so that there is no overflow/scroll bars or auto-resizing of the text. How can i do that? [more inside]
How can I save money sending hundreds of SMS messages (and making occasional phonecalls) from my UK mobile phone to a USA cell? [more inside]
How can I flip text horizontally, without converting it into a picture? [more inside]
Any thoughts on Homesite vs. UltraEdit? Looking to purchase one of them... [more inside]
I want to append a line of text to the end of a text file in a password protected WebDAV directory on my webserver from a normal php webpage outside this directory. Can this be done? [more inside]
Flow-creating, full-screen, web-killin' creative tools for Windows? [more inside]
so my friend is trying to locate an online service whereby one can type a message to a phone number over the web, and an operator than reads that message to the other end over the phone. So essentially its a computer text-to-voice over phone service, it may be intended for deaf-blind individuals. any ideas?
Help me get text message alert updates for the NFL draft this weekend. [more inside]
I'd like to join a text-based RPG MUD. [more inside]
What is the best way to split an RTF file? [more inside]
I wanted to create a banner image for a blog and wanted to take a jpg image and 'burn' some text into it (using different typefaces) -- anyone know the best way to do this? I don't have photoshop -- is there any other way? (I own an ibook)
A friend of mine recently told me that she can't read comic books. She doesn't have problems with understanding text or visual information. She's been a voracious book reader since a very early age and she's a dedicated film watcher. I didn't entirely understand her explanation but she says that she never learn to decode the tight coupling of textual and visual information in comic books. Has anyone heard about or experienced something similar? [more inside]
What is the easiest way to turn a recorded interview into text? [more inside]
Photoshop help...Can you wrap text around an object in Photoshop 7.0? [more inside]
Script-fu for arbitary text: Across applications (but especially in text editors) I want to be able to (a) right click on a bit of selected text (b) have the usual contextual menu pop up upon doing so, but with options to (c) send said text to an arbitrary script (perl, python, whatever) and (d) potentially have the selected text replaced by script results, if the context is right. What are my best options for both the Mac and Windows? [more inside]
Hi, hoping some MS Excel or HTML wizards can help me out with this. The goal is as follows; format a list of domain names so I can publish them on a webpage with hyperlinks to their individual addresses (currently they are all in Excel with each domain occupying a single cell in a single row; they are currently formatted like this: "domain.com"). There are just to many to go through and add this to each one. [more inside]